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Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

Item # DM8552028-71
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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included. 1-800-940-8924 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552028-71 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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2015 Ford F-150 - Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

  • Above the Bed
  • Demco
  • Custom

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included.


Features:

  • Installation kit lets you mount your Demco Premier Series 5th-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck
    • Also compatible with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Mounting brackets install beneath truck bed to provide attachment points for above-bed base rails
  • Base rails provide necessary mounting points for 5th-wheel hitch
  • Custom-fit brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Minimizes drilling
    • Reduces installation time
    • Avoids known obstacles along your truck's frame
  • Included vinyl strips insert between steel kit components and aluminum truck body to help prevent galvanic corrosion
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 2 Base rails, brackets and hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • 5-Year limited warranty


8552028 Demco Custom Bracket Kit for Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

6071Demco Bed Rails for Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

Installation Details DM8552028-71 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions DM8552028-71 Installation instructions

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Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552028-71

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included.

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Just installed. Fit perfect and e-trailer video instruction were very helpful.



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Out of the box I was slightly disappointed to see there was no paper or anything between the rails. The ends of the rails from shipping and the entire second rail was scuffed. Second was the spacing between the rail an bed. It gives a plastic box spacer and a shim. There was still enough gap that I has to also add another spacer washer otherwise the bed would be gouged/bent when tightening. This was easy to come up with but sad I had to source my own pieces when I ordered the "premier" and "custom" install kit. Third was the cheesy vinyl backing to prevent the galvanic corrosion. I was installing in an unheated garage so it wouldn't stick. Took the rails and shims inside to warm up but after going back outside to poke holes a center the shims the vinyl shattered and broke all apart in the cold. Lastly since I got the rails well before the hitch is going to show up (freight for the hitch) I tried installing the rails. One bolts to the bed holes which was easy. Second you need to drill holes but there is no template. They reference a picture of the template in the manual and taping the template 27" from the back. But it is not included. And since they don't provide measurements I could not get the second rail installed. Most videos show using the hitch as the measuring device but since the rails are universal why not give measurements. I am sure this rail kit will do its job as it is very heavy duty, I just give it three stars since I have a half installed scuffed rail kit.



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My f150 is hybrid and the only issue I had one of the bolts had to install facing up



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Good product, everything I needed for easy install.



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See what our Experts say about this Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Recommended 5TH Wheel Hitch For a 2023 Ford F-150 Short Bed
    I recommend the Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550040 for your 2023 Ford F-150 with the short bed. This hitch will slide back up to 22-1/2" to gain the clearance needed to maneuver your 5th wheel. It will attach to the Rail Kit # DM8552028-71 in your bed.
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ford F-150 5.5' Bed
    The only sliding fifth wheel hitch that will have enough travel to clear the cab while turning with a 5-1/2' bed is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040. The Demco Hijacker is unique in that the sliding feature is automatic which means you won't need to get in and out of the truck each time to engage the slider. In order to use the Demco Hijacker on a 2016 Ford F-150 you'll need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit for 2021 Ford F-150 to Install Reese 16k Slider Hitch
    The correct fifth wheel rail kit you'd need to install a Reese 16k slider hitch part # RP30051 would be the Demco part # DM8552028-71 for a smaller rail design that is the most cost effective design for your truck or we have the Reese outboard rail kit part # RP56034-53 which installs much easier since the brackets attach to the outboard side of the frame rails but the cost is higher and the rails are larger.
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  • What Is Best 5th Wheel Hitch Option For 2019 Ford F-150 With 5-1/2' Bed
    If you have the super short bed option on your 2019 Ford F-150, I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # DM8550040 installed with the Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit, # DM8552028-71. This hitch provides a full 22-1/2" of additional clearance for tight turns whereas the B&W # BWRVK3270 installed with the # BW39FR rails provides 12" of fore/aft movement. The hitches offered by B&W are premier quality and possibly the best hitches...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2021 Ford F150 With 5-1/2' Bed
    Due to the short bed length your options are greatly limited, but absolutely, pulling a 5th wheel RV with a 2021 Ford F150 and 5-1/2' Bed can be done. - Demco Hijacker Autoslide, # DM8550040 - Above-Bed Base Rails, # DM8552028-71 - 5th Wheel 90-Degree Wiring Harness, # DM8555002 I highly recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # DM8550040 that provides a full 22-1/2" of additional clearance for tight turns. Slide hitches are commonly used in short bed trucks...
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  • What Is Needed to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer With 2020 Ford F-150 With 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    You can tow a 5th wheel with your 2020 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed, but you will need a standard/fixed 5th wheel hitch and a Sidewinder rotating pin box. The reason for that is the Sidewinder will move the pivot point back to the turret, which allows for the needed clearance so your 5th wheel trailer does not crash into your F-150's cab. The correct Sidewinder will depend on your 5th wheel trailer's pin box model number, as you'll need that in order to know the correct fit. For a...
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  • How Heavy Of a 5th Wheel Can a 2018 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 with 5.0 Engine and 5.5 Bed Tow
    The fifth wheel towing capacity of a 2018 Ford F-150 (SuperCrew, 4x4, 5.0 Engine) can range from 8,900 lbs - 10,600 lbs depending on gear ratio. If the loaded weight of the trailer is less than the towing capacity of the vehicle you will be good to go but it looks like you will be close so just be careful when loading. Please note, because of the super short bed your going to have issues with turning clearance but not if you go with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch...
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  • Recommended Auto-Slide 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ford F-150 with 5.5' Bed
    The only sliding fifth wheel hitch that can be used on a 2020 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2' bed is the Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 as it offers up to 22-1/2" of travel which is more than any other hitch on the market currently. In order to use this you'll also need the Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches part # DM8552028-71.
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  • Parts Needed to Use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch in a 2021 Ford F-150 w/ Short Bed
    That is a great option and I would be happy to help ensure you have the parts you need to use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550035 in your 2021 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2' bed. In addition to the # DM8550035 you will also need a set of rails, for that you can use the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552028-71. This rail kit is custom fit for your F-150 and will provide the rails that you need to use the Demco Hijacker...
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  • Can A Sidewinder Be Used With the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch On a 2019 Ford F-150
    Yes, the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550043 can be used with a rotating pin box so long as you also obtain the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels part # SWW-05. The Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # DM8550045 cannot be used with a rotating pin box which I think is where the confusion lies. In order to use the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Ford F-150 you need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base...
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  • Is There A Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch That Can Be Transferred From A Ford F-150 To A F-250?
    Yes there is. The Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 is one option that could potentially be used in a Ford F-150 or F-250. This hitch is made to work with the industry standard fifth wheel rails, so provided both trucks have standard fifth wheel rails in the bed, the hitch will be transferrable. That said, if both trucks do have the industry standard fifth wheel rails in the bed, pretty much any sliding 5th wheel hitch would be transferrable. As long as the hitch is...
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  • Rail spacings for this hitch, Item # DM6076P-UL-16K Don’t have the hits yet but would like to get th
    The Demco Hijacker Premier Series Ultra Slide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider DM6076P-UL-16K is going to fit most Industry Standard Rails (ISR). For your 2015 Ford F-150 I recommend the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552028-71 to mount your Hijacker to. These custom brackets won't require you to drill into the frame for installation which will drastically reduce the amount of time it takes and eliminate quite...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Compatible Helper Spring Options for 2016 Ford F-150
    AirLift offers a Load Lifter 5000 air helper spring kit for your 2016 Ford F-150 that's compatible with a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch, part # AL57385. Adding an optional on-board compressor system like # AL25856 would allow you to add or remove air from the system with a push of a button, even while you're traveling down the road. No need to find a gas station to find a compressor. Air helper spring systems are great when the load on the rear truck axle varies, such as when you use...
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  • Fit of Demco DM8552028-71 Industry Standard Bracket/Rail Kit with B&W BWRVK3270 5th Wheel Hit
    Absolutely. The Demco # DM8552028-71 bracket/rail kit provides industry standard 5th wheel bed rails. Since the B&W # BWRVK3270 Patriot Sliding 5th wheel hitch is also compatible with industry standard bed rails, everything will work together perfectly. If you'd like to install a 7-way trailer connector in the truck bed so you don't have to run the trailer connector cable up over the tailgate, you can do so using part # C57008. I've linked to an install video for the trailer connector...
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  • Do I Need a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    The best 5th wheel hitch I have for your 2018 Ford F-150 is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 paired with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71. This is a unique auto-sliding 5th wheel trailer hitch that offers up to 22-1/2" of travel. The travel is needed for turning, not reversing. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide is actually your only option that would not require you to change out the...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags Fit With Demco Autoslide 5TH Wheel Hitch on 2019 F-150 5-1/2' Bed?
    If they installed your Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550040 using the Demco Install Kit # DM8552028-71 on your 2019 Ford F-150 with the 5-1/2' bed you will be able to use Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2582. The other 5th wheel rail kits from Reese # RP56034-53 and Curt # C38ZV use custom fit mounting brackets which mount in the same place as the Firestone air bags and cannot be used together. If you have this style mounting bracket you will want to look at the...
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  • What 5th-Wheel Hitch Do You Recommend for My 2021 Ford F-150 with a 6-1/2 Foot Bed?
    For your 2021 Ford F-150 (6-1/2 ft. bed), I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw # DM8550034 (18k) or # DM8550035 (21k), depending on your load capacity needs. With both of these models, you will need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552028-71 to complete the installation. The Hijacker features an automatic slider that provides the clearance required for your pickup...
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  • Is Air Lift Ride Control Air Bag Suspension Compatible With a Fifth Wheel Hitch
    We do have in-bed hitch compatible air bag suspension kits for your 2016 Ford F150 if it's a 4WD model, but unfortunately the # AL59570 Air Lift Ride Control kit isn't compatible with hitch brackets. For 4WD models, the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000, part # AL57385 is compatible, according to Air Lift. If you have a 2WD model, I'd recommend the SumoSprings, part # SSR-117-47. The springs replace the factory jounce bumpers. As more weight is added, the more supportive the springs will become....
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Slider Hitch For a 2020 Ford F-150 With 6-1/2 Ft Bed
    The best slider hitch available for the 2020 Ford F-150 is the Demco 21K Hijacker part # DM8550035 and the Demco Hijacker above-bed fifth wheel rails part # DM8552028-71. The Hijacker is an automatic slider that slides without the need to get out of the truck in bad weather and manually slide it to maneuver turns. The Hijacker is one of the most convenient fifth wheel setups because of the auto slide feature. The single jaw connection also allows for full contact with the king pin to avoid...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch & Air Bags For 2020 Ford F-150 Long Bed
    We can get your 2020 Ford F-150 set up to tow a 5th wheel trailer, and let's go ahead and get started with the best 5th wheel hitch and base rail kit, which are the following: - Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16120 - Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552028-71 I love this set up for your 2020 F-150 because it combines one of the most secure, easiest-to-use hitches with a custom install kit that doesn't require any drilling into your...
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  • What To Do If the Fuel Fill Line Interferes With Fitment Of Demco Base Rails
    Unfortunately there isn't an easy way around this besides just moving the fuel line in order to get the Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails # DM8552028-71 in place. Without actually seeing the situation I can't really guess what the difficulty level of moving the line would be. You could possibly be able to just unmount the line enough to get the bolt in place, but it sound line you might be looking at have to complete a bit of modification to get the fuel line around the bolt....
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  • Demco 13K HiJacker Slider Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2016 Ford F-150
    We do have all the parts you will need to add the 13K Demco HiJacker, # DM8550040. Besides the hitch you will also need the installation kit. The kit that includes the brackets and the rails is # DM8552028-71 for your 2016 Ford F-150. The part that you could not find on our site is Demco's number for the hitch and the rails and excludes the brackets. So it is still all the same parts except with our part number, DM8552028-71, it is the brackets and rails together with the hitch as the...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rails & Install Kit For 2021 Ford F-150
    We do have the correct 5th wheel base rails and installation kit for your 2021 Ford F-150, with the right fit being an option from Demco: - Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552028-71 These rails are a confirmed fit for your '21 F-150, and will give your truck standard above-bed rails to mount your 5th wheel hitch. You mentioned a 16k Pro Series, and while the Pro Series line has been discontinued, there is a 16,000 lb capacity 5th wheel...
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit for 2015 Ford F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550040 13k hitch you mentioned is the correct hitch to use in a truck with a 5-1/2 foot bed like your 2015 Ford F-150 since it's only option that slides 22-1/2 inches whereas other hitches only slide about half that. To install this in your truck will require a custom install kit with the part # DM8552028-71. There isn't an underbed or puck system that fits your truck. For a set of air bags that fit your truck and are compatible with in-bed hitches...
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